Trailblazing alternative-pop artist, carolesdaughter (aka Thea Taylor), who V Magazine included in their Summer Music Issue, and praised her as “[spearheading] the next generation of alt-pop music,” releases today a stirring cover of Radiohead’s classic, “Creep” via Arista Records.
"I have always been a Radiohead fan. I would play the track online with my guitar often. A fan took that video footage and made a remix out of it. Once I heard how cool it sounded, I decided to cover it for real because I just love this song. It’s one of the best songs in the world to me, and it never gets old.”
Listen to carolesdaughter's cover of 'Creep' - BELOW:
The cover arrives ahead of her upcoming tour dates with Coheed and Cambria & The Used, and Machine Gun Kelly’s anticipated ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ tour. See all dates below and on https://www.carolesdaughter.net/tour.
Thea’s previous releases include “please put me in a medically induced coma” which Consequence included in their best-of-the-week roundup and lauded her “confessional lyricism and provocative mall goth aesthetic’, as well as “Trailer Trash” which NYLON praised by calling Thea a “confident creator.” KERRANG! proclaimed that she is “alternative music’s compelling new star.”
After buzzing with early releases, “cold bathroom floor” and “my mother wants me dead,” carolesdaughter wrote viral success “Violent” over a sombre beat laden with 808s and creaky acoustic guitar. She uploaded it to Soundcloud, and it quickly racked up two million streams. Now, the track has over 320 million streams across all platforms. It picked up plays at Radio 1 from Annie Mac, Mollie King’s ‘Best New Pop’ and Jack Saunders’ ‘Tune of the Week’. Plus further praise came from Sunday Times Culture, The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, Spindle and an array of streaming highlights including the cover and #1 position in the notorious Misfits 2.0 playlist on Spotify.
carolesdaughter transmutes turbulence into strangely soothing alternative pop anthems awash in lo-fi glitch, bedroom acoustics, and gutter goth elegance. Like a fairy tale heroine with facial piercings and D.I.Y. spikes affixed to her shoes, the 18-year-old Southern California singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist born Thea Taylor immediately captivates without fear or filter. An outsider since birth, she grew up as one of 10 kids in a strict Mormon household. After seeing a tattoo of the iconic logo, she researched Black Flag online and unlocked the worlds of punk, hardcore, and goth. Bouncing between five different high schools, she started doing drugs, falling down a rabbit hole and taking multiple trips to rehab. On the last trip, she made a promise to pursue music upon returning home and ended up making major waves with the single “violent.” Amassing millions of streams independently and landing a deal with Arista Records, carolesdaughter makes an immediate connection on a series of singles and her forthcoming 2021 debut.